|MIT21M.342F08 - MIT OpenCourseWare|
This class explores composition and arrangement for the large jazz ensemble from 1920s foundations to current postmodern practice. Consideration given to a variety of styles and to the interaction of improvisation and composition. Study of works by Basie, Ellington, Evans, Gillespie, Golson, Mingus, Morris, Nelson, Williams, and others. Open rehearsals, workshops, and performances of student compositions by the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble and the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra.
Keywords: jazz band; large ensemble jazz; modern jazz; contemporary jazz; big band; swing; Duke Ellington; George Russell; Bill Lowe; Mulatu Astatke; Ethiojazz; Ethio-jazz; ethiopian jazz; Ethiopiques; Either-Orchestra; Russ Gershon; Aardvark Jazz Orchestra; Gil Evans; Miles Davis; Birth of the Cool; Steve Lajoie; jazz arranging; jazz composition; improvisation; Walter Thompson; Soundpainting
|Pan-African Hour: Big Band! (May 12, 2010) - Pan-African Hour|
On this episode we rock big band music from Cuba, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Columbia, Jamaica, South Africa and Guinea. Big brass and woodwind sections, along with pianos, guitars, and lots of percussion. Its the international impact of swing music on styles such as Cumbia, South African Jazz, and Highlife. Special guest, DJ Dizzy (AKA: Shamair) joins us. Music by Augusto Coen and His Golden Casino Orchestra, Beny More, Dolly Rathebe, Bembeya Jazz, Tabu Ley Rochereau and...
Keywords: Pan-African Hour; Africa; radio; CJLO; Cumbia; Highlife; Ska; South African Jazz; Congolese Rumba; Afro-beat; Ethiopian Jazz; Cuba; the Democratic Republic of Congo; Ethiopia; Ghana; Columbia; Jamaica; South Africa; Guinea; big band; Augusto Coen and His Golden Casino Orchestra; Beny More; Dolly Rathebe; Bembeya Jazz; Tabu Ley Rochereau and Sam Mangwana; Stan Plange and the Uhuru Dance Band; Lito Barrientos y su Orquesta; La Sonora Cienaguera; The Skatalites; Mulatu Astake